"Ex officio" is a Latin term that means "by virtue of one's office" or "by virtue of position." It is used to indicate that a person holds a particular role or has certain powers and responsibilities automatically because of the position they hold.
Examples in Sentences
Here are three example sentences using the term "ex officio":
As the president of the organization, she was ex officio a member of all committees.
The chairperson of the board was ex officio granted voting rights in all board meetings.
Being the dean of the faculty, he was ex officio a member of the university's executive council.